Popular Harry potter Author JK Rowling took to Twitter on Monday to reveal she had been the target of death threats, which was only part of a long thread to condemn three people whose tweet from their transgender rights protest included Rowling’s house number.
“Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves outside our house, carefully positioning themselves to make sure our address was visible. Rowling tweeted.
Friday’s tweet by someone with the handle Richard Energy has since been deleted, and Energy’s Twitter accounts as well as that of the two other people in the photo – I Am Georgia Frost and Holly W Stars – can no longer be viewed in line. However, a Rowling follower captured the tweet, withheld the house number, and then tweeted it from his account:
Some clarity is needed: only one of the “militant actors” is in fact an actor: Frost; the other two are a comedian (Stars) and a drag king (Energy). None are supposed to be transgender themselves.
According to New roses, their protest outside Rowling’s home in Edinburgh, Scotland, was in support of International Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event to commemorate the dozens of trans and gender nonconforming people murdered each year.
The post-millennium reported that Stars, Frost and Energy were sticking to their tweet from the photo, but Stars tweeted that they made the decision to delete it after a reaction from Rowling’s supporters:
“Yesterday we posted a photo we took at JK Rowling’s house. While we maintain the photo, since its publication we have received an overwhelming amount of serious and threatening transphobic messages, so we have decided to remove the photo. Love to our trans siblings. “
Rowling thanked her followers for reporting the tweet as a violation of Twitter’s terms of service – showing someone’s home address – but the author asked them to remove all retweets, and she also noted that she had been in contact with Scotland Yard.
A Scottish Police spokesperson issued the statement in response to an investigation: ‘We are aware of this incident and police investigations are ongoing. “
In her tweets, Rowling revealed that she had “received so many death threats that I could line the house with them” and named several anti-trans activists who she said have also “been the subject of campaigning. ‘bullying that ranges from stalking on social media, targeting their employers, to doxing and direct threats of violence, including rape.
Doxxing is the act of publicly disseminating personal information online.
Rowling has been involved in the UK transgender rights debate since 2019, when she tweeted his support for an anti-trans activist, Maya Forstater, who has said publicly that “men cannot turn into women” and “it is unfair and dangerous for trans women to compete in women’s sport”.
While Rowling’s supporters rallied to his defense and condemned “trans rights activists,” trans and trans allies like comedian and author Aidan Comerford have also spoken openly on Twitter about the threats and doxxing. anti-trans activists.
One Twitter user noted that many of the women Rowling named in one of her tweets had themselves doxed trans people, “some on multiple occasions:”
And here are some other names of people who have doxed trans people from another Twitter user.
Prior to Monday’s Twitterstorm, Rowling was also in the news for not attending a special TV reunion for HBO from the original. Harry potter thrown, like the Los Angeles Times reported. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson played Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in the film series launched in 2001. All three actors have publicly criticized Rowling for her transphobic statements.
Although right-wing anti-trans media accused HBO of “blacklisting,” “banning” and “snubbing” Rowling from the 20th anniversary reunion, the WarnerMedia press release did not specify whether the The author had decided not to participate or had not been invited. No response to a request for clarification has been received at the time of posting.